Meet The Band
SpinCycle rocks the house with an electric and eclectic blend of Classic Rock and Roll, Funk, Soul, Dance Music, New Wave and Power Pop from the 60s to today. The band features male and female lead vocalists and an experienced lineup of talented musicians. We play shows large and small including clubs, dances, festivals, corporate/benefit events, private parties and more! Wherever, whenever SpinCycle plays, you can expect a high-energy rave-up full of fun and surprises!
Jenni White - Lead and Backing Vocals
Jenni is a founding member of SpinCycle, along with Dave Seaman, John Mumper and Steve Ladavat, when the band formed in 2006. Coming from a musically & artistically talented family, she certainly inherited all the right genes; this happened to pair up nicely with the strong influence of her father, Richard White. Jenni sang lead and harmony with the Rumur Band, a long-standing cornerstone of the South Hills music scene, performing classic rock, R&B and AOR favorites. As a member of The Whites, she has performed for church, wedding and park events as well as an occasional coffee shop and ice creamery opening.
Jenni is also proud to be the mother of her teen-aged daughter, Natalie, and currently resides in the West Hills.
Jon Daniels - Lead and Backing Vocals
Jon has been performing in bands since 1979, along with his brother Howie, including Proton, The Bridge, Asbury Daze and Acoustic Daze. He was thrilled to join SpinCycle in 2015, as their full-time vocalist, after working on other musical projects with a few of the band’s original members. Jon's biggest musical influences include Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, The Dead and The Band. Jon sings with style and passion and aims to please the crowd.
Dave Seaman - Keyboards and Backing Vocals
Dave is a founding member of SpinCycle since the band formed in 2006. His former bands include Starfire, Galaxy and Doctor Jack & The Interns. In his junior year of college, Dave and friends formed the Nimrods, an original band featuring a quirky mix of power pop, punk, prog rock and humor. Short stints with Metro, The Racket and The Drones continued, until Dave joined the Rumur Band in 1983, playing the Pittsburgh top-forty club circuit for the next 13 years.
Other notable projects include co-chairing Blue Moon Bash parties and Hungry Hearts, Bruce Springsteen tribute shows, benefitting local charities. In 2018, Dave was keyboardist for American Idol finalist and up-and-coming country star, Gabby Barrett, playing shows at Rivers Casino (filmed for the American Idol TV show) and the Coyote Cowboy club, along with a headlining spot during Pittsburgh’s Independence Day celebration concert.
Dave has been writing his own music, as long as he’s been playing, and his original songs have been enhanced by the creative talents of SpinCycle’s band members. Influences are varied and include The Beatles, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, The Kinks, David Bowie, XTC, Fountains of Wayne, Crowded House, Raspberries, Queen, Yes, Todd Rundgren, Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson, NRBQ, Bacharach and David, Motown, Philly Soul, Brill Building, Power Pop, Garage/Psych and the late 70s/80s New Wave scene.
Dave lives in Zelienople with wife Chris, daughter Carly and pets Buddy and Bubbles.
Steve Castelli - Lead/Rhythm Guitar and Backing Vocals
Steve’s been playing in the Pittsburgh area, in various rock and private occasion bands, for over 30 years. His previous bands include Sneak Preview, Back Talk, Rumur Band, Park Avenue, Flex, After Dark, Grand Ave Band and Lynchburg Hollow. Steve’s musical influences include Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Allman Brothers Band, Larry Carlton, Al DiMeola, The Who, Adrian Belew, U2, Richard Thompson and many others. However, Steve thoroughly enjoys entertaining fans with all styles of music.
Musical highlights include talking to the legendary Les Paul over the phone about a Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar, in the late 70's, and later meeting him in person in 1985. In addition, SpinCycle performs original music and Steve has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity and creativity in contributing to the writing efforts. A SpinCycle performance of his original song, Wine-Oh-Wine, was featured on an episode of the YouTube show, Musicians With Guitars Drinking Wine.
Steve has been married to his awesome wife, Liz, for 37 years and has two children and two grandchildren.
John Mumper - Rhythm/Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
John is a founding member of SpinCycle since the band formed in 2006. From performing with a variety of rock/jazz/wedding bands, to working in the pit for local theater companies, to operating a small project recording studio, John’s musical past is rather eclectic. Although his current axe is guitar, he spent the early 80s, in the local Pittsburgh bands the Whereabouts and 96 Tears…as a drummer. He was also a founding member and music director for the improvisation comedy group The Lemming Project. John's musical influences include Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, late 70s/80s new wave and he enjoys all things Fender®.
Steve Ladavat - Bass and Backing Vocals
Steve was a founding member of SpinCycle when the band formed in 2006; before rejoining in 2018, he played in Pittsburgh area bands The Bridge, The Grid, 5 Alarm Rock and High Tension. Steve is a transplant from the eastern Pennsylvania music scene playing in exotic locales such as Harrisburg, Philadelphia and numerous towns in New York and New Jersey, with The Wandering Kind (Entertainers), Dead End and Money. Many moons ago, he toured the East Coast and performed on the summer beach circuit. Although Steve’s bass work is as fiery as ever, his demeanor has tamed down a bit from the wild days of his youth; his current motto is “Watch out for those kids!”.
Steve Braksator - Drums
Steve took up the drums at a young age under the tutelage of renowned, Philadelphia-based drummer Henry Robinson. He helped form the indie rock trio Between Time before embarking on a big band tour of Europe, prior to his high school graduation. During his time at Penn State University, he provided the back beat for the Sounding and filled drum seat vacancies for the Boxing Oscars and the Unknown. After relocating to Pittsburgh, he has been involved in several projects - from all request, dueling pianos shows to various bands, including emulating Keith Moon, one of his drumming idols, in an all-star tribute to The Who.